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Cauliflower Tots

If you need a way to get your family to eat more vegetables, give these a try. These kid-friendly cauliflower tots are so good, they won’t realize they are eating cauliflower. They are great as a side dish and are easy to make. 

Last year I fell in love with zucchini tots[1], and since adapted the recipe using cauliflower instead during the colder months when zucchini isn’t in season. I also had issues with them sticking to my mini muffin pan, and found making them on a non-stick baking sheet the perfect solution. My older daughter loves these, but my toddler still prefers to eat her vegetables raw (go figure!). I plan in trying these with broccoli next, will let you know how they turn out!

Cauliflower Tots
gordon-ramsay-recipe.com
Servings: 4 • Size: 8 tots • Old Points: 3 pts • Points+: 4 pts
Calories: 148 • Fat: 5 g • Protein: 10 g • Carb: 16 g • Fiber: 3 g • Sugar: 2 g
Sodium: 397 mg (without salt) • Cholesterol: 47 mg

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups cooked cauliflower florets, finely chopped
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1/2 cup onion, minced
  • 3 tbsp minced fresh parsley
  • 1/2 cup reduced fat sharp cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1/2 cup seasoned breadcrumbs
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • cooking spray

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400°F.  Spray a nonstick cookie sheet with cooking spray.

In a medium bowl, combine all of the ingredients and season with salt and pepper to taste.

Spoon 1 tablespoon of mixture in your hands and roll into small ovals. Place on the cookie sheet and bake for 16-18 minutes, turning halfway through cooking until golden.

Makes about 32 – 34 tots.
Servings: 4
Serving Size:

References

  1. ^ zucchini tots (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)

Breakfast Egg White Spinach Enchilada Omelets

Enchiladas are one of my favorite all time favorite Mexican comfort foods. But enchiladas for breakfast you might ask? Well I say yes, why not! These are low-carb, gluten-free and grain-free by using egg whites as my “tortilla” – they turned out awesome! You can also have them for dinner – perfect for Meatless Mondays!

These are basically glorified egg white omelets, stuffed with sauteed
spinach and topped with enchilada sauce, avocado and cheese. Prep them
ahead and bake when ready to serve,  make them as hot or mild as you
want. I used Frontera green chile enchilada sauce to speed this up, but I
also think this would be awesome with homemade red enchilada sauce[1].  If you follow a Paleo diet, simply leave the cheese off.

Breakfast Egg White Spinach Enchilada Omelets
gordon-ramsay-recipe.com
Servings: 6 • Size: 1 enchilada • Old Points: 5 pts • Points+: 6 pts
Calories: 239 • Fat: 12 g • Carb: 10 g • Fiber: 4 g • Protein: 24 g • Sugar: 1 g
Sodium: 523 mg • Cholesterol: 15 g

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups egg whites or egg whites from 18 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • cooking spray
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup scallions, chopped, plus more for garnish
  • 1 medium ripe tomatoes, diced
  • 2 tbsp cilantro, chopped
  • 10 oz packages frozen spinach
  • 4.5 oz can chopped green chiles
  • kosher salt and fresh ground pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups grated reduced fat Colby-Jack cheese (Sargento)
  • 1 cup green enchilada sauce
  • 1 medium avocado, diced

Directions:

Pour 1/3 cup enchiladas sauce on the bottom of a 9 x 12 inch baking dish. Preheat the oven to 350°F.

In a medium bowl, whisk the egg whites, water, and a pinch salt and pepper. Lightly coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray and heat the skillet over medium heat. Add 1/4 of the egg whites (about 1/2 cup), swirling to evenly cover the bottom of the pan. Cook until set, about 2 minutes. Flip and cook the other side until set, about 1 more minute. Set aside on a dish and repeat with the remaining eggs until all your egg “tortillas” are cooked and set aside. Should make 6.

Heat oil in a medium non-stick skillet over medium heat. Add scallions;
cook for 2 to 3 minutes until fragrant, but not brown. Add tomato and
cilantro, season with salt to taste and cook 1 more minute, until soft.
Stir in spinach and green chile, and cook for about 5 more minutes,
adjust salt and pepper to taste. Remove from the heat, and mix in 1/2
cup of the Colby-Jack cheese; mix well.

Divide spinach between egg white “tortillas”, about 1/3 cup each and roll, place each seam side down in baking dish.  Top with remaining enchilada sauce and remaining cheese, cover with foil and bake until hot and the cheese is melted, about 20 to 25 minutes.

Serve topped with diced avocado and scallions.

References

  1. ^ homemade red enchilada sauce (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)

Stuffed Pepper Soup

Bell peppers, chopped tomatoes and lean ground beef are simmered in broth with onions and garlic, then topped with brown rice – everything you love about stuffed peppers, in a soup!

I love soup weather – and the convenience of a making a big pot of soup that can serve as several meals. I first posted this recipe back in 2011 and it’s been a huge hit with everyone, including both of my kids –  they just loved it! I decided to make a pot this weekend and gave this a photo makeover.

This is a hearty bowl of soup that will fill you up and warm you on a chillynight. I guess you can call this a lazy stuffed pepper because it tastes just like a stuffed pepper without all the extra work. Topped with brown rice it’s a satisfying meal. Heck, if you wanted you could even make this with ground turkey, and top it with shredded cheese. Have fun with this one!
Stuffed Pepper Soup
gordon-ramsay-recipe.com
Servings: 6 • Size: about 1 1/2 cups soup, 1/2 cup rice • Old Points: 5 • Points+: 7 pts
Calories: 261 • Fat: 5 g • Carb: 37.5 g • Fiber: 5 g • Protein: 17.6 g • Sugar: 6 g
Sodium: 606 g  (without salt)


Ingredients:

  • 3 cups cooked brown rice
  • 1 lb 95% lean ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 1 cup finely diced onion
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 cans (14.5 oz each) cans petite diced tomatoes
  • 1 3/4 cups tomato sauce
  • 2 cups reduced sodium, fat-free chicken broth
  • 1/2 tsp dried marjoram
  • salt and fresh pepper to taste

Directions:

In a large pot or dutch oven, brown ground meat on high heat and season with salt. Drain fat if any, reduce heat to medium-low, then add peppers, onions and garlic. Cook about 5 minutes on low heat.

Add tomatoes, tomato sauce, chicken broth, marjoram and season with salt and pepper to taste. Cover and simmer on low heat for 30 minutes. Serve about 1 1/3 cups of soup in each bowl and top with 1/2 cup cooked brown rice.

Makes about 9 1/2 cups.